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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-26-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,657
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
WOW!!!!!!!!!! What else can one say. Amazing...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!

What else can one say. Amazing photographs. Incredible detail. An absolute wealth of new information (note the differing styles of Fallschirmhelm depicted in the various...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-26-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,792
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hi Steve, 'Reparations' to Switzerland? ...

Hi Steve,

'Reparations' to Switzerland?

A friend of mine here in Australia has one of the Belgian tents. Identical in manufacture to the BW units, but in that peculiar British-like cam that the...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-19-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,189
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Christian, First, what a great tunic....

Hello Christian,

First, what a great tunic. Really excellent item.

Was the ribbon bar original to the tunic? Do you have any details on the previous owner? A name, perhaps? This is the type of...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-18-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 278,615
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gordon, Second that! Very nice....

Hello Gordon,

Second that!

Very nice. Now, what uniform(s) would these go on................

Regards,

Hugh
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 12-02-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Or it makes it more...

Or it makes it more interesting/desireable/saleable.

Regards,

Hugh
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 12-01-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello gentlemen, I don't normally 'jump in'...

Hello gentlemen,

I don't normally 'jump in' on these, but one obvious question:-

What makes this a HG cap?

To me it is, at best, a heavily customized variant of a LW tropical cap. I am,...
Forum: Living History Forum 11-30-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,127
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello 'Erich Johann', Richard A. Underwood...

Hello 'Erich Johann',

Richard A. Underwood does both Army and SS Panzer wraps.

I recently acquired one of his fliegerbluse and was very impressed. I own an LB M43 tunic and I would say that...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-24-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hi Gentlemen, "This hat is most likely...

Hi Gentlemen,

"This hat is most likely Bayerische Grenzpolizei from very early 1960s."

Yes, and

"The hat is probably very rare."

Yes.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-23-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gentlemen, If I recall corectly, the...

Hello Gentlemen,

If I recall corectly, the 'first pattern' BGS suits were reversible from camouflage to white. If this is the case, then the mittens/gloves ('gauntlets' is my preferred term)...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-15-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,401
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gentlemen, A German collecting Vietnam...

Hello Gentlemen,

A German collecting Vietnam Aussie gear! Almost as weird as an Australian who collects BGS and early Bundeswehr!

What a funny old World we all live in.

All the best,

Hugh
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 10-12-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gentlemen, There appear to be three...

Hello Gentlemen,

There appear to be three Bundesluftwaffe schirmutzen (the dark blue caps, one of which appears to have red piping). Three NVA (East German Army) caps - one with officers cap cords...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-07-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 278,615
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gentlemen, Interesting description,...

Hello Gentlemen,

Interesting description, don't you think:-

"German (Nazi) 1960-1970 Bundesgrenzchuts Winter Coat - $200 (Stockbridge)"

Steve, you are correct in your comments. Not rare and...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-04-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gentlemen, A bit off topic... I...

Hello Gentlemen,

A bit off topic...

I am a steadfast supporter of small, highly-professional volunteer armies. Vast 'consript forces', in my experience, lack the elite quality so clearly...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-04-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,532
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gordon, It's an acquired taste. I've...

Hello Gordon,

It's an acquired taste. I've eaten it all my life, so it holds no surprises for me.

I'm sure that this one, small, failing in your skills will not serve you ill.

Regards,
...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-30-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 41,801
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Freddy, I don't think I've had the...

Hello Freddy,

I don't think I've had the pleasure of reading any 'posts' from you before. Seems that you and I may be of the same 'generation' of collecting.

I must admit that, for the first...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 41,801
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Which reminds me, we need a thread about...

Which reminds me, we need a thread about Gebirgsjäger socks ;)



Steve[/QUOTE]

Hi Steve,

Which raises another question:-
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-28-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,085
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Piet Mondrian?

Piet Mondrian?
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-28-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 41,801
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gentlemen, Me again. Gene T, I've...

Hello Gentlemen,

Me again.

Gene T, I've been looking at your original posting again. Are there any traces of blue paint showing through under the 'olive green'?

I have the suspicion that...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 41,801
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gordon, I always think it courteous to...

Hello Gordon,

I always think it courteous to ask before 'bombarding' someone with large email traffic. Thanks, however, for the warm invitation.

We are currently in the middle of an audit, so...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-27-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 41,801
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello Gentlemen, I think this could be 'the...

Hello Gentlemen,

I think this could be 'the real thing'.

If one looks at the helmet depicted photographically in post #13, it appears to have the same 'steep' front as the one depicted by Gene...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 09-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello, They are more in the nature of a...

Hello,

They are more in the nature of a religious, rather than national thing.

In the Catholic Chuch (in the 'Thirties and 'Forties) they were produced as a Memorium Morti of the deceased...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-12-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,532
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hi Steve, "I must admit, I really don't...

Hi Steve,

"I must admit, I really don't understand how it can be eaten."

Goes great on toast, with butter (for Breakfast). Can be added to beef stock to make excellent gravy, as well. In the...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-12-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,532
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Vegemite! The 'ultimate weapon' of the...

Vegemite!

The 'ultimate weapon' of the Aussie Digger!

If you can eat Vegemite, you can do anything.

Cheers,

Hugh
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-12-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Hello 'all-bull' (interesting nom de-plume), ...

Hello 'all-bull' (interesting nom de-plume),

These are Bundesgrenzschutz insignia. The Bundesgrenzschutz (known as the BGS) were a para-military 'police/border guard' formation, set-up prior to...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-08-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,720
Posted By Hugh Zillmann old
Precisely right, Gordon. I for one have no...

Precisely right, Gordon.

I for one have no doubt (as I said at the outset of my postings) that this piece of headgear is not 'of the period'.

Besides, on this part of the Forum, debates are...
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